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Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Release date: 2009 (12/17/2009)

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Apple IOS

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is a video game for the Nintendo DS and iOS developed by Griptonite Games and written by Darby McDevitt. It's part of the Assassin's Creed series of video games. Ubisoft's producer Ben Mattes officially revealed the development of the game in Apple Inc.'s keynote speech on September 9, 2009, for a November 17 release. The iOS version was delayed, but Ubisoft did not comment with a reason for the delay. In contrast to Altaïr's Chronicles, the previous title in the A…

Ace Attorney Investigations 2

Ace Attorney Investigations 2

Release date: 2011

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Capcom

Gyakuten Kenji 2, unofficially known as Ace Attorney Investigations 2, is an adventure video game developed by Capcom. It was released in Japan for the Nintendo DS in 2011 and for Android and iOS in 2017; Capcom does not plan to release the game outside Japan, but a full English fan translation was released in 2014. The game is the sixth entry in the Ace Attorney series, and a sequel to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (2009). The game follows prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, detective Di…

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum

Release date: 2006

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP, XBox One

Publishers: Atari Europe, Microids

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum is an action-adventure game for Windows and PlayStation 2, the sequel to Asterix & Obelix XXL. It was released in June 2006 in Europe. The game stars the French comic book characters Asterix and Obelix, and features spoofs to many classic games, in the same fashion that the comics spoof historical characters and make many cultural references. One such example of this is the box art that has a passing resemblance to the one seen in Grand Theft Auto III. …

Anno: Create A New World

Anno: Create A New World

Release date: 2009

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno: Create a New World, also known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a real-time strategy and city-building game for Nintendo DS and Wii. It was developed by Keen Games and is published by Ubisoft. It is a spinoff of the Anno series.

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: DreamCatcher Interactive

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is a mystery adventure game for the Nintendo DS, based on Agatha Christie's 1936 novel The ABC Murders. The game was co-developed by American companies AWE Games and Black Lantern Studios, and published by DreamCatcher Interactive.

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Capcom

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is a 2009 adventure video game developed and published by Capcom. It was originally released for the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2009, and internationally in 2010, and later for iOS and Android in 2017. It is the fifth game in the Ace Attorney series, and is set between the events of the third and fourth games, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations and Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. While previous games in the series focus on defense attor…

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS

Publishers: D3 Publisher, Bandai Namco Games

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a 2D side-scrolling action-adventure video game developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Bandai Namco Games and D3 Publisher for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. It is based on Pendleton Ward's animated television series Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. The game was released in North America for retail release on November 20, 2012, and digitally via Nintendo eShop on December 13, 2012. The 3DS version was later rele…

Another Code: Two Memories

Another Code: Two Memories

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Another Code: Two Memories, released as Trace Memory in North America, is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Cing and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS portable video game console. A sequel, Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories, was released for the Wii. Players take on the role of Ashley Mizuki Robbins, a 13-year-old girl, as she searches for her father on the fictional Blood Edward Island. Gameplay revolves around solving puzzles, and is controlled using the DS to…

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune

Release date: 2008

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Zoo Games

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune is a third-person shooter video game developed by Big Blue Bubble and published by Zoo Games for Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2, becoming a Nintendo exclusive in Europe. It is the latest home console game in the Army Men series and the only one to be released on seventh-generation platforms. It is a major departure from prior games in the series in that players assume the role of a child who plays with toy soldiers instead of the toy soldiers themselves, sh…

Arkanoid DS

Release date: 2008

Genres: Breakout

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Arkanoid DS is a breakout video game developed by Taito and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. It was released on June 18, 2008.

Animal Genius

Animal Genius

Release date: 2007

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Scholastic, Ubisoft

Animal Genius is a puzzle video game released for Windows in 2003, the Leapster in 2006, and Nintendo DS in 2007. Jack DeVries, writing for IGN, gave the game a score of 6.5/10, concluding that it is a decent title for young children with an interest in animals.

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings

Release date: 2006

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Majesco Entertainment

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Backbone Entertainment and published by Majesco Entertainment for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. The Age of Kings allows the player to command any one of five historical civilizations: the Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens and Japanese. It has a single-player campaign and scenario mode, as well as a multiplayer wireless and hotseat mode.

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix

Release date: 2006

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo DS, PSP

Publishers: Atari Europe

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Wifix is an action-adventure game for the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DS, sequel to Asterix & Obelix XXL. It is a remake of Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum. It revolves around the same plot, with added touch screen minigames, and Wi-Fi.

Again

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Tecmo

Again: Interactive Crime Novel, known in Japan as Again: FBI Chōshinri Sōsakan (AGAIN FBI超心理捜査官, "Again: FBI Parapsychological Investigator"), is an adventure video game developed by Cing and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on December 10, 2009 and in North America on April 2, 2010. It was originally titled Again: Eye of Providence.

Art Academy

Art Academy

Release date: 2009

Genres: Educational, Serious

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii U

Publishers: Nintendo

Art Academy, also known as Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training in the PAL regions and Artistic Taste Classroom DS in Japan, is an art training software for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It was developed by Headstrong Games, and published by Nintendo. Art Academy was originally a two-part training application only available for download via the DSiWare service since 2009. It was later re-released in 2010 as a fully compiled, retail-able DS Game C…

Asterix at the Olympic Games

Asterix at the Olympic Games

Release date: 2007

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform, Sports

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Atari

Asterix at the Olympic Games is an adventure sports video game for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo DS developed by Étranges Libellules and published by Atari. It is loosely based on the comic with the same name and mostly based on the live action film. It was released in Europe on 9 November 2007 for the Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS, followed by the UK release on 29 February 2008. The game also released on Xbox 360 in 2008.

ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat

ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat

Release date: 2007

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat is a tactical role-playing game developed by Mistwalker and Racjin and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2007.

Aliens Infestation

Aliens Infestation

Release date: 2011

Genres: 2D Side-scrolling

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Sega

Aliens: Infestation is a 2011 2D sidescroller game for the Nintendo DS handheld console. It was developed by WayForward Technologies and Gearbox Software. It is a tie-in to the Alien franchise. The cover art as well as the character designs and avatars were drawn by renowned comic-book artist Chris Bachalo.

Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action!

Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action!

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Ignition Entertainment

Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action! is an action game for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Warthog and Ignition Entertainment. The game is based on the cartoon series Animaniacs. Since the TV series had ended seven years earlier, with the direct-to-video movie Wakko's Wish being the series finale, this game would also mark the last official appearance of the characters until the upcoming Animaniacs revival for Hulu, which will be released on November 20, 2020.

Animal Boxing

Animal Boxing

Release date: 2008

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Destineer, Gammick Entertainment

Animal Boxing is a video game developed by Spanish studio Akaoni Studio.It was published by Destineer as a physical release for all of the Nintendo DS family and by Gammick Entertainment as a DSiWare digital title. The game involves boxing with over 50 various animals by using the touchscreen; the game is played with the DS held upside down so that the touchscreen is above. In single player mode, players control a customizable human, while in multiplayer mode, which can be played with others usi…